Poor Clare’s Play ‘The Wolf of Gubio’ Performed in AZ

by Sister Maria Goretti on May 31, 2012

To make this 800th anniversary of St. Clare memorable for her Immaculate Conception School 4th graders, Yuma, AZ, Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Maria Goretti Scandaliato decided to reinact  Poor Clare Mother Mary Francis’ rendition of ‘The Wolf of Gubio’. Sister Maria Goretti shares photos and comments on this impressionable moment in her students’ lives.

Thought you might enjoy seeing photos from our recent 4th grade play, “The Wolf of Gubbio.”  This is actually a play that Mother Mary Francis,PCC wrote and published many years ago.  The [Poor Clare] Sisters have performed the play many times at the [Our Lady of Guadalupe, Roswell, NM] monastery, and I wondered if I’d ever have an opportunity to teach and direct it with my students.  It is a difficult play, and I never dreamed 4th graders could handle it, but handle it they did — and very successfully! 

The cast of 5 students voluntarily came for practice each Saturday for the past couple of months and two moms helped me set up the scenery.  The children performed it May 11, 2012 for the 3rd-8th grades, teachers, staff, family and friends. They actually memorized the entire play.  I think Mother Mary Francis would have been proud of their performance, and I hope to get a few copies of a video made to send the Poor Clares.  I think they would love seeing it.  The nice thing, too, the children have a special love for St. Francis now!

5 thoughts on “Poor Clare’s Play ‘The Wolf of Gubio’ Performed in AZ”

  1. Srosangela says:

    Dear Sister,
    Congratulations to you and your 4th. grade students. I’m sure they will remember this experience the rest of their lives.
    Sister Rosangela

  2. Sr. Delores says:

    Congratulations, Sister and 4th graders!  Thank you for sharing this precious gift with us.  I can see you really enjoyed portraying the story.  God bless you.

  3. After watching the video that featured the enthusiastic acting and entertaining, fully-memorized script, I applaud all involved for a job well done. The spirit of St. Francis lives through you.

  4. Scaritas says:

    Sr. maria Goretti and Class…what a marvelous performance. I think St. Francis and his fellow monks would be very happy with such a production. Continue to let Francis’s spirit grow within you. Peace….Sr. CAritas

  5. What a great idea and a very creative way to introduce St. Francis to so many. Many will remember this for a long time. Congratulations to all involved!

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